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Surely the 2 footed challenges were Mateo Corbo (from Uruguay).
Corbo had the fine record of 13 appearances, 9 yellow cards and one red.

Cominelli did manage 5 yellows in 16 appearances thoughxc
You'd have thought so, but (assuming memory serves me right) Cominelli would dive in two footed every week and often get away with it! Not sure there will be any clips to verify.

Corbo of course got booked every week which I also remember clearly, but for all kinds of reasons.
 
Aha, I suddenly remember I posted a similar thread on the old YF. The internet never forgets so I’ve managed to extract it again. This should be up to date now but shout if you see someone missing from it.

A reminder that qualifying criteria to be:

A. Being a citizen of the country listed, or
B. Having represented that country international level.

And by country I mean a sovereign state and a member of the UN in its own right. That said, international football is conducted by FAs and not nations (eg, Faroe Islands are part of Denmark but have their own FA and League system.) I’ve purposely left out UK nations and Republic of Ireland players since we’ve had plenty but we could draw a list of full internationals at some point in the future.

EUROPE / UEFA
Albania - Agon Mehmeti
Bulgaria - Slavi Spasov
France – Christophe Remy, Amine Karam, Djoumin Sangare, Alex Jeannin, Doudou, Jeremy Balmy, Derick Osei Yaw, Ateef Konaté
Greece - George Baldock
Italy – Andrea Guatelli
Israel - Josh Kennet, Yoav Sade
Latvia – Kristaps Grebis
Liechtenstein – Benji Buchel
Malta - Mark E'Beyer, Jodi Jones
Netherlands – Arjan Van Heusden, Dwight Tiendalli
Poland – Alex Cisak, Przemysław Płacheta
Portugal - Fabio Lopes, Rúben Rodrigues
Spain - Toni Martinez, Xemi, Alex Rodriguez Gorrin, Pep Clotet (manager)
Sweden – Pal Lundin, Ivo Pekalski

AFRICA / CAF
Algeria – Mehdi Kerrouche, Ahmed Kashi
Cape Verde – Georges Santos
DR Congo – T’cham N’Toya, Carlin Itonga
Ghana – Daniel Boateng, Tarique Fosu
Guinea – Norman Sylla
Ivory Coast - Arthur Gnohere, Armand Gnanduillet
Morocco - Oussama Zamouri
Nigeria – Yemi Odubade, Manny Omoyinmi, Onome Sodje
Senegal – Abdou Sall
South Africa – Andre Arendse, Warren Goodhind
Tanzania – Eddie Anaclet (Odiambo)
Tunisia - Idris El Mizouni
Zimbabwe - Bruce Grobbelaar

SOUTH AMERICA / CONMEBOL
Argentina – Juan Pablo Raponi, Emiliano Diaz, Michael Diaz, Emiliano ‘Damien’ Martinez, Ramon Diaz (manager)
Brazil - Ricardinho
Colombia – Cristian Montano
Uruguay – Lucas Cominelli, Mateo Corbo

NORTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN / CONCACAF
Antigua and Barbuda – Josh Parker, AJ George, Dexter Blackstock
Bermuda - Jonte Smith
Canada – Mark Watson
Curaçao - Gino van Kessel
Dominica - Joe Cooke, Jefferson Louis
Grenada - Shandon Baptiste
Jamaica - Ricky Sappleton, Hubert Busby Jr, Kemar Roofe, Greg Leigh
Martinique* - Eric Sabin
Monserrat - Wayne Dyer, Dean Morgan, Anthony Griffith
St Kitts and Nevis – Kevin Francis
Suriname - Brian Wilsterman, Yanic Wildschut, Djavan Anderson
USA - Jon-Paul Pittman

ASIA / AFC
Australia – Ryan Williams, Scott Guyett, Matt Fletcher
China PR - Tsun Dai
Iraq – Shwan Jalal
Pakistan - Kashif Siddiqi
Thailand - Ben Davis

OCEANIA / OFC
New Zealand – Max Crocombe, Ceri Evans

OTHER / NON-FIFA AND/OR CONFEDERATION AFFILIATED
Guernsey - Chris Tardif

*Non-FIFA member
 
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Aha, I suddenly remember I posted a similar thread on the old YF. The internet never forgets so I’ve managed to extract it again. It’s probably up to date as of 2017-18ish and I’ll be happy to update it again when I can.

A reminder that qualifying criteria to be:

A. Being a citizen of the country listed, or
B. Having represented that country international level.

And by country I mean a sovereign state and a member of the UN in its own right. That said, international football is conducted by FAs and not nations (eg, Faroe Islands are part of Denmark but have their own FA and League system.)

EUROPE
Albania - Agon Mehmeti
France – Christophe Remy, Amine Karam, Djoumin Sangare, Alex Jeannin, Doudou, Jeremy Balmy, Norman Sylla
Italy – Andrea Guatelli
Latvia – Kristaps Grebis
Liechtenstein – Benji Buchel
Malta - Mark E'Beyer
Netherlands – Arjan Van Heusden, Dwight Tiendalli
Poland – Alex Cisak
Spain - Toni Martinez, Xemi, Alex Rodriguez Gorrin, Pep Clotet (manager)
Sweden – Pal Lundin, Ivo Pekalski

AFRICA
Algeria – Mehdi Kerrouche, Ahmed Kashi
Cape Verde – Georges Santos
DR Congo – T’cham N’Toya, Carlin Itonga
Ghana – Daniel Boateng, Tarique Fosu
Guinea – Norman Sylla
Ivory Coast - Arthur Gnohere, Armand Gnanduillet
Nigeria – Yemi Odubade, Manny Omoyinmi, Onome Sodje
Senegal – Abdou Sall
South Africa – Andre Arendse, Warren Goodhind
Tanzania – Eddie Anaclet (Odiambo)
Zimbabwe - Bruce Grobbelaar

SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina – Juan Pablo Raponi, Emiliano Diaz, Michael Diaz, Damien Martinez, Ramon Diaz (manager)
Brazil - Ricardinho
Colombia – Cristian Montano
Suriname – Brian Wilsterman
Uruguay – Lucas Cominelli, Mateo Corbo

NORTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda – Josh Parker, AJ George, Dexter Blackstock
Canada – Mark Watson
Dominica - Joe Cooke, Jefferson Louis
Grenada - Shandon Baptiste
Jamaica - Ricky Sappleton, Hubert Busby Jr
St Kitts and Nevis – Kevin Francis
USA - Jon-Paul Pittman

ASIA
Iraq – Shwan Jalal

OCEANIA
Australia – Ryan Williams, Scott Guyett, Matt Fletcher
New Zealand – Max Crocombe, Ceri Evans

OTHER
Curaçao - Gino van Kessel
Martinique* - Eric Sabin
Monserrat - Wayne Dyer, Dean Morgan, Anthony Griffith
Thanks for that. No one had thought of Ryan Williams!
 

Fun to watch, born outside of the UK & Ireland.​

Emmanuel Omoyinmi, born in Nigeria​

Christophe Rémy, French​

 
I don't remember Bruce Grobbelaar - however there is a Guardian article that says he was on loan to "Oxford United (where he lasted less than a week)" - it looks like he never played for us.

Impressed if anyone gets the answer to this : for which side did Bruce Grobbelaar score his only league goal?

 
I'm sure some people must think Kensington is foreign...
Seem to remember there being a war in Grenada back in th 80's and the Ox mail saying Lawrence had family out there and he was eligible to play for them. Not sure if he was actually born there.
 
I don't remember Bruce Grobbelaar - however there is a Guardian article that says he was on loan to "Oxford United (where he lasted less than a week)" - it looks like he never played for us.
They got that wrong. He didn’t sign on loan - he signed permanently and then changed his mind a day or two later. We sold him to Sheffield Wednesday for a few grand about five days after he signed. The entire saga unfolded between two Saturday fixtures, so he never made an appearance. Bizarre.
 
They got that wrong. He didn’t sign on loan - he signed permanently and then changed his mind a day or two later. We sold him to Sheffield Wednesday for a few grand about five days after he signed. The entire saga unfolded between two Saturday fixtures, so he never made an appearance. Bizarre.

Grobbelaar involved in football business which seemed a bit off? Surely not.
 
They got that wrong. He didn’t sign on loan - he signed permanently and then changed his mind a day or two later. We sold him to Sheffield Wednesday for a few grand about five days after he signed. The entire saga unfolded between two Saturday fixtures, so he never made an appearance. Bizarre.
I heard he visited the bookies near to the Manor during his brief 'stay'
 
Impressed if anyone gets the answer to this : for which side did Bruce Grobbelaar score his only league goal?

I had to use the Internet as I had no idea, impressive knowledge!

(I won't spoilt the question)
 
Aha, I suddenly remember I posted a similar thread on the old YF. The internet never forgets so I’ve managed to extract it again. This should be up to date now but shouting you see someone missing from it.

A reminder that qualifying criteria to be:

A. Being a citizen of the country listed, or
B. Having represented that country international level.

And by country I mean a sovereign state and a member of the UN in its own right. That said, international football is conducted by FAs and not nations (eg, Faroe Islands are part of Denmark but have their own FA and League system.)

EUROPE
Albania - Agon Mehmeti
Bulgaria - Slavi Spasov
France – Christophe Remy, Amine Karam, Djoumin Sangare, Alex Jeannin, Doudou, Jeremy Balmy, Norman Sylla, Derick Osei Yaw
Italy – Andrea Guatelli
Latvia – Kristaps Grebis
Liechtenstein – Benji Buchel
Malta - Mark E'Beyer
Netherlands – Arjan Van Heusden, Dwight Tiendalli
Poland – Alex Cisak
Portugal - Fabio Lopes
Spain - Toni Martinez, Xemi, Alex Rodriguez Gorrin, Pep Clotet (manager)
Sweden – Pal Lundin, Ivo Pekalski

AFRICA
Algeria – Mehdi Kerrouche, Ahmed Kashi
Cape Verde – Georges Santos
DR Congo – T’cham N’Toya, Carlin Itonga
Ghana – Daniel Boateng, Tarique Fosu
Guinea – Norman Sylla
Ivory Coast - Arthur Gnohere, Armand Gnanduillet
Morocco - Oussama Zamouri
Nigeria – Yemi Odubade, Manny Omoyinmi, Onome Sodje
Senegal – Abdou Sall
South Africa – Andre Arendse, Warren Goodhind
Tanzania – Eddie Anaclet (Odiambo)
Zimbabwe - Bruce Grobbelaar

SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina – Juan Pablo Raponi, Emiliano Diaz, Michael Diaz, Damien Martinez, Ramon Diaz (manager)
Brazil - Ricardinho
Colombia – Cristian Montano
Suriname – Brian Wilsterman
Uruguay – Lucas Cominelli, Mateo Corbo

NORTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda – Josh Parker, AJ George, Dexter Blackstock
Bermuda - Jonte Smith
Canada – Mark Watson
Dominica - Joe Cooke, Jefferson Louis
Grenada - Shandon Baptiste
Jamaica - Ricky Sappleton, Hubert Busby Jr
St Kitts and Nevis – Kevin Francis
USA - Jon-Paul Pittman

ASIA
China PR - Tsun Dai
Iraq – Shwan Jalal
Pakistan - Kashif Siddiqi
Thailand - Ben Davis

OCEANIA
Australia – Ryan Williams, Scott Guyett, Matt Fletcher
New Zealand – Max Crocombe, Ceri Evans

OTHER
Curaçao - Gino van Kessel
Martinique* - Eric Sabin
Monserrat - Wayne Dyer, Dean Morgan, Anthony Griffith
I’m sure we may have had a couple of Israelis too?
 
Seem to remember there being a war in Grenada back in th 80's and the Ox mail saying Lawrence had family out there and he was eligible to play for them. Not sure if he was actually born there.
Family originally, but born in London.
 
Aha, I suddenly remember I posted a similar thread on the old YF. The internet never forgets so I’ve managed to extract it again. This should be up to date now but shout if you see someone missing from it.

ASIA
China PR - Tsun Dai
Iraq – Shwan Jalal
Pakistan - Kashif Siddiqi
Thailand - Ben Davis

Does anyone know Bud Houghton's citizenship?

Surely one of the first Indians to play in the Football League - or is it more likely he was a British subject being born there before partition?
 
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